SA coronavirus cases continue to rise

Emergency paramedics wearing a full COVID-19 coronavirus personal protective equipment (PPE) transfer an empty gurney to an ambulance at the Greenacres Hospital in Port Elizabeth.

File: Emergency paramedics wearing a full COVID-19 coronavirus personal protective equipment (PPE). Marco Longari / AFP

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has recorded it's worst day for COVID-19 infections yet.

In the last twenty four hours, 21,980 new infections have been added.

It's the third day in a row that more than 20,000 cases have been confirmed.  

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This takes the total number of cases to over 1,1 million.

Six-hundred and sixteen new deaths have been reported, taking the death toll to 32,425

Over 900,000 people have already recovered from the virus.

More than 7 million tests have been conducted, over 76,000 of those since the last report.

Source
eNCA

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